Maddow reports that Chertoff was quoted as saying he has a "gut instinct" there will be a major terror attack in the US this summer. He was also quoted as saying the terrorists seem to like attacking in the summer. God knows why Chertoff, the ex Iran-Contra figure and Papa Bush crony, believes that terrorists prefer to go to the U.S. during the summer tourist months as opposed to any other time of the year. The report then states that Chertoff and DHS have reports from Afghanistan that an al-Queda terror cell is on its way to the U.S. or may already be here. What?! Make up your mind, dude, is it a gut instinct or do you have hard intelligence that al-Queda is going to attack the US?
This may all be a case of wishful thinking on the part of Republicans like Dick Cheney and Newt Gingrich, who've been saying that we may have to sacrifice some civil liberties and act more like a dictatorship if another attack occurs. It may just be a matter of coincidence that Bush signed a Presidentional National Security Directive (#51) in May that would allow him to take full command of all state police and law enforcement resources if such an event occurs.
Hey, it may just be a coincidence that terror drills are planned for Portland this summer. I sure do feel safer knowing that.